2021 Kyrgyzstan–Tajikistan clashes

2021 conflict between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

A border conflict happened between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from 28 April to 1 May 2021. The conflict began because of an old water dispute between the two Central Asian countries.[2][3] At least 46 people were killed in the events and more than 30,000 civilians were displaced.

2021 Kyrgyzstan–Tajikistan conflict
Part of the post-Soviet conflicts

Map showing the borders between Kyrgyzstan (red) and Tajikistan (orange).
Date28 April 2021 (2021-04-28) – 1 May 2021 (2021-05-01)[1]
(3 years and 3 days)
Result Ceasefire[1]
 Tajikistan  Kyrgyzstan
Commanders and leaders
Units involved
Casualties and losses
12 killed
Several injured
34 killed
154 injured
33,388+ Kyrgyz civilians displaced
(as of 2 May)

On 1 May 2021, the two countries agreed on a new ceasefire, thus ending the conflict.[4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree ceasefire after border clashes". Reuters. 1 May 2021.
  2. "Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan forces exchange gunfire in worst border flareup in years | Eurasianet". eurasianet.org. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  3. Staff, Reuters (29 April 2021). "Kyrgyz, Tajik security forces clash at border in water dispute". Reuters. Retrieved 29 April 2021. {{cite news}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  4. "Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan agree new ceasefire after border clashes". www.aljazeera.com.
  5. "Heads of Kyrgyz, Tajik national security committees agree to stop fire, withdraw troops". Trend.Az. 1 May 2021.